MPs to scrutinise effectiveness of childcare policy on parental employment

An inquiry into childcare policy and its influence on the economy has been launched by the Treasury Committee.

The committee of cross-party MPs, which is chaired by former education secretary Nicky Morgan, will examine the role high-quality, accessible, flexible and affordable childcare can play in supporting labour productivity.
It will scrutinise how childcare schemes are delivered and the quality of computing systems such as the Childcare Service website and its previous failures.